The Rest of the Story

One of the most enjoyable presidential elections I experienced was in 1984. Dave and I were living in Italy. We got just enough current news to have a sense of what was going on with the election without having to suffer through the ads and television coverage and newspaper stories. What I really enjoyed was getting our news magazines several weeks after the fact and reading the predictions about what would happen which turned out to be totally wrong. Nowadays I listen to a lot of podcasts. And I'm woefully behind on them, which means that right now I'm listening to news-based podcasts from August, when President-Elect Trump's campaign was disintegrating, and the election was Hilary Clinton'

A Visit to Arlington National Cemetery

She was in the area and had some time to spare, so she decided to visit Arlington National Cemetery. She likes cemeteries. They're peaceful. They are full of stories. Arlington is quiet, despite the large number of tour groups, including school groups. She chuckles to see what leaders use to keep their groups together: a hand in the air, small banners, bright-colored shirts, neon-pink umbrellas. She's notices how quiet even the youngest school child is. They all seem to sense the reverence of the cemetery. She walks past several sections filled with the iconic uniform headstones laid out in rows across the gently rolling hillsides. The headstones are simple. Name, military rank, hometown, bi

St. Stephen's 

Lutheran Church

To Love, To Invite, To Serve


1301 N Broom Street Wilmington, DE 19806


As a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the ELCA, we believe that the gospel is God's gift to all people, shared unconditionally and without regard to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic or family status, age, physical or mental abilities, outward appearance, or religious affiliation. We seek to live the truth written in Ephesians that Christ breaks down the dividing walls between us and makes us one.


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St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

1301 N Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806



We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Delaware-Maryland Synod.



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